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to emerge about the n.s.a.'s massive surveillance programs. that government officials assured us they weren't listening to our calls or reading our emails. >> n.s.a. cannot target your emails. >> and have not. >> and have not. >> does the n.s.a. collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of americans. >> no sir. >> does the n.s.a. intercept americans' cell phone conversations. >> no. >> google searches. >> no. >> text messages. >> no. >> there is no spying on americans, we don't have a domestic spying program. >> are you telling the truth? it depends on your definition, i guess of truth. the narc times reports that the national supreme court administration is in fact searching the contents of vast amounts of americans email and text communications into and out of the country. that sounds like domestic spying to me. press secretary jay carney doubled down on the administration's loose definition of the word lying. >> joe schmo from kokomo wants to know if he sends and email overseas if it's being read, what do you say? >> it's not being read. the information targeted
to see you today. thank you for joining us here on the "full court press," coming to you live on current tv, all across this great land of ours. wherever you happen to be, we are there for you and wherever the news is happening this morning, we're on it. we've got it covered. we'll tell you all about it and give you a chance to comment about it yourself. let us know what you think at 1-866-55-press. that's our toll free number and also you can join us on twitter. of course, at bpshow. and we want you to be our friend on facebook. join us on facebook at facebook.com/billpressshow. big day today for the first time, president obama's going to sign the student loan bill and then for the first time since april 30, he's going to hold a news conference in the reist room of the white house. yes, you bet, i will be there. and we can expect questions to the president on edward snowden, on drones, on the nsa, on immigration reform, on syria, and why he is giving the medal of freedom to oprah winfrey. i think she deserves it but still get a question about that. in other news, georgia republicans say
. he has an ideology that makes the platform of a major newspaper quite appealing. joining us from new york is david cay johnston, author of "the fine print: how big companies use plain english to rob you blind." david, welcome back into "the war room." >> well, thank you for having me david. let's start with what you think about this in general. did they buy the post for political influence? i have heard there has been speculation that this is a great move for lobbying on behalf of amazon. you have an instrument to exploit amazon.com's personal agenda. >> while we don't know a lot about how bezos will approach this, we do know a couple of things about him. he is not part of the legacy newspaper business that is tied to the notion of printing presses and dependence on classified advertising, which has been going away rapidly. we also know that he is very focused on the long term. amazon didn't make a pinny for seven years, it made raiser thin profit margins last year, but the equity shareholders have in amazon has been exploding. it went up 55% from 2009 to 2012. that's just three year
with the u.s. by all allowing snowden to live there. >> we're extremely disdisappoi disdisappointed that russia would take this step, and not have snowden ex-spelled to the u.s. to face charges against him. he should be returned to the united states as soon as possible where he will be accorded full due process and protections. >> michael: sometimes i really don't believe that jay carney believes what he's saying. that was one of those moments. and a new poll released shows that majority of americans disagree with that. 55% think that edward snowden is in fact a whistle blower, while 45% think he is a traitor. jay carney issued a veiled threat saying they're considering a. : >> michael: joining us now from washington, d.c. one of our favorites, michael tomasky. great to have you back here. michael, does it matter that all of these lawmakers in washington are so angry about this? does it change anything between russia and the u.s.? >> i don't think it changes a thing. do you think vladimir putin cares what john mccain said? i don't think so. however anybody feels about snowden, whist
into the weekend. we'll tell you what's going on, of course, and give you a chance to tell us what it all means to you. that's what the "full court press" is all about. join us by phone at 1-866-55-press. send us your comments on twitter at bpshow and on facebook at facebook.com/billpressshow. well, the big breaking news is edward snowden is finally out of the airport! yep, he was allowed to leave yesterday because russia granted him an asylum for just one year. that means he can live and work there. meanwhile, president obama, because more and more members of congress are concerned over the extent of nsa's spying on us, as we vealed by edward snowden, president obama convened a meeting of republicans to discuss how we can get the proper balance between national security and our right of privacy. and you can look for some legislation which will restrict nsa's spying. we'll tell you all about it right here on current tv. iq will go way up. (vo) current tv gets the conversation started weekdays at 9 eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. the troops love me. tv and radio talk show host stephanie mille
, everybody. great to see you today. thank you for joining us here and welcome to the "full court press." we are your morning talk show. three hours of town hall here. monday through friday coming to you live on current tv. our job is to tell you what's going on this morning both here in our nation's capital, around the country and around the globe and your job is to tell us what you think about it all. you can do so by just picking up the phone early this morning, giving us a call at 1-866-55-press. or you've probably already been tweeting this morning. come to us on twitter at bpshow. and on facebook, join us at facebook.com/billpressshow. big question on facebook, we'll tell you all about this morning. in the news today, the major league baseball dropped the hammer yesterday finally on a-rod suspending him for 211 games. he's allowed to play while he appeals that decision. in fact, he played against the white sox in chicago last night. 12 other players were slapped with 50 game suspensions starting immediately. the white house is defending, keeping 19 embassies closed in the middle east f
to give him a fair trial here in america pap lot of us are very skeptical about that. you make a very good example here. i don't think that they look at it in the same vein. >> john lewis came out today and keith ellison, the congressman from minnesota said much the same thing, that edward snowden is walking in the tradition of martin luther king. do you agree or not? >> i think what martin luther king did was write a letter from the birmingham jail, not moscow. he faced his crime when he could have had an opportunity to flee the country. he didn't do that. i think it's a very good thing he went to jail to challenge the congress of the country. he went to jail and wrote from jail. he was trying to challenge the legitimacy of the law by showing it's i will legitimacy in practice. i think edward snowden should come home and face the music. to me, that is what makes sense. if he's right, if snowden is correct, and we do have very important secrets that are being gathered by the u.s. government, why is he giving them to russia. >> we don't know he's giving them to russia. that's an assumption.
abilities is trying to look out for us." only on current tv! >> welcome to "the young turks." we'll talk about snowden first. we have a lovely panelist with h me. ana kasparian, shana naomi krochmal and current, i guess. i have feelings about snowden. why don't you tell us what happened, and we'll get going. >> there is an exciting development in the edward snowden case. he's no longer hiding out in an argument. he has been granted asylum by russian officials. he can stay in russia unti until 2014. who knows what will happen to him. he may have to continue applying for asylum. there are many politician who is are upset about this news, they feel he should be extradited to the united states, and let's go to jay carney and hear what he has to say. >> we're extremely disappointed that the russian government would take this step despite the clear and lawful request in public and private to have snowden expelled to the united states to face charges against him. we have a wide range of interests with the russians, and we are evaluating the utility of the summit. >> now he didn't the on
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, we'll tell you about it and give you a chance to comment on it at 1-866-55-press. join us on twitter at bpshow and on facebook at facebook.com/billpressshow. he goes up to martha's vineyard for vacation with his family, one person the president will not be playing golf with is vladimir putin. in fact, yesterday, the white house announced that the president was canceling his scheduled summit with vladimir putin before the g-20 meeting in st. petersburg because the president is pissed that vladimir putin gave a one-year asylum to edward snowden. for that, everything else goes on the rocks. and rick scott in florida says he's going to try once again to prevent latinos and blacks from voting. wow! on current tv. tell you all about it. are you encouraged by what you we have a big, big hour and the iq will go way up. (vo) current tv gets the conversation started weekdays at 9 eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. the troops love me. tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. (vo) sharp tongue.
in the last several years. >> david: others recall the political use of terror warnings during the bush administration, and they think this might be a political stunt to give credibility to the co con -- controversial depreciations. >> they have decided there is this massive threat, and within literally within hours the likes of saxby chambliss and lindsey graham join with the white house to insist that these steps are necessary. >> david: the state department denies the motives. here is marie hath. >> i can assure you that that in no way, period, 100% affects how we evaluate threat information coming in. specifically in terms of this threat. >> david: joining me now is political strategist and chair of dogpatch strategies donnie fowler. donnie, thanks for being back in "the war room." >> glad to be here. >> david: there were a lot of questions about george bush politicizing terror warnings, should we be asking those questions now? >> we don't have in the last four and a half years a lot of evidence of barack obama doing the same thing as bush and cheney. so we don't need to be spectacl
to be with you. >> jayar jackson is here with us as always in the studio and then congressman alan grayson from the great state of florida. he's from the good part. of course, david sirota joins us, as well. we've got an all star panel here. david is hosting the war room this week. you should check that out, right before "the young turks." >> thanks for the plug. >> let's get started, guys, let me start in on the latest story about president obama and of course, the leader of russia, russian president vladamir put tin. president obama has canceled the meeting they were going to have in mass cow partly because of the edward snowden asylum issue. let's show a report and then discuss. >> u.s. russian relations have been strained and the kremlins decision to give edward snowden temporary asylum fueled the flames. today the white house announced that president obama will not meet one-on-one with president vladamir put tin next month when in you russia for an international summit. the white house said that there wasn't enough progress on the agenda to offmeeting, but there's also this. russia's disap
in the conversation. give us a call at 866-55-press, join us online at -- on twitter at bpshow, and of course, be our friend on facebook at facebook/billpressshow. give you a -- a kind of a little glimpse of how busy things are today. president obama's big day yesterday, it was a rainy day in martha's vineyard. he picked up lunch and then he and the first lady went out for dinner, and played a little basketball in the afternoon. and i hope he got a long nap in. the department of justice filed a to blocked the merger of two more air lines. the department of justice said this is just one merger too far. will it fly in found out on current tv. ♪ at 9 eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. the troops love me. tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. (vo) sharp tongue. >>excuse me? (vo) quick wit. >> and yes, president obama does smell like cookies and freedom. (vo) and above all, opinion and attitude. >> really?! this is the kind of stuff they say about something they just pulled freshly from their [bleep
, but the reality is it's incredibly convenient timing, now let's let us let the rest of the people working with the government scare the daylights out of you. >> officials are focusing particularly on yemen. communications from the al qaeda after -- affiliate. >> i had a briefing with the vice president. it is scary. >> it could be a series of combined attacks. >> especially troubling, according to one senior u.s. official, surgically implanted devices. bombs in terrorists bodies. quote, these are guys who have developed the techniques to defeat our detection methods, which is why u.s. officials remain vigilant here at home as well, because of the potential threat to airplanes, trains, wherever large groups could rather. >> god i love that package. in news they call those little bites you see a package. because it had every element. they are waiting to strike. yeah, they are al-qaeda, they are always ready to strike. there are chilling details. any time you talk about bombings there are chilling details, and if you notice the music in the background ♪ la, la, la >> oh, my god they are c
>> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. ♪ theme cenk: what's up? welcome to "the young turks." we had a great show for you guys. we're going to talk about terrific, housing, and then an american hero. >> ana kasparian. cenk: not ana kasparian. ok. you guys are going to be shocked. later in the program, we're going to talk about money and politics. you didn't see that coming on "the young turks." the final story is about how the smart t.v.'s spy in on you. fascinating with that you know what? it's go time. just wanted to do it for old time's sake. panel, the lovely and brilliant ana kasparian, though not an american hero. jayar jackson, catch him every night on the young turks.com, a totally different show. joe williams, joe, it's great to have you here. don't make me go through the whole resume of politico. let's talk about the terror attacks. turns out the terrorists have cracked the crowd, their on to us and know we're listening in on the phone calls and emails and have a new way of com
see police we don't like them. we don't talk to them. because all we see is they're abusing us. >> people pay rent and we're taxpayers and we work hard. we deserve some kind of respect and consideration from new york's finest. >> you have a lot of innocent bystanders and people that work and have a nine-to-five and they feel that they're being harassed. it's not fair. >> well now a federal judge agrees with them. the stop and frisk 90% of the time was applied to blacks and latino even though they make up only half of the population. the ruling said the city's highest officials have turned a blind eye to the evidence and conducting in a racially discriminatory manner, in their zeal to defend a policy that they believe to be effective and they have willfully ignored he overwhelming proof that this the policy of targeting the right people is racially discouple tore. no one should live in fear of being stopped whenever he leaves his home to go about the actives of daily life. tricia, let's ask you, she said this violated the fourth and the 14th amendments of the constitution. but i
favorite teachers called us boo-boos in class and that's mine and jacki's thing. she calls me boo-boo. she stole that from us. >> or not. we're going to pretend. >> stephanie: this is television packing material. >> it is all awkward. >> stephanie: good morning. >> so effective and important to everybody else. good morning, everybody. congress now in recess for the next five weeks and senators john mccain and lindsey graham are traveling to egypt at the president's request. they're planning to meet with the nation's interim leadership and try to nudge the nation back into an effective democratic process. >> the military can't keep running the cub. the brotherhood needs to get back into the political arena and fight your differences there and we need to put egypt back to work. if this continues, it is going to be a failed state. that's why we're going. >> senator graham adds he would like the u.s. to be able to send aid to egypt but if we define what's going on there as a military coup, many would argue it is, we have to legally cut off some $1.3 billion in aid. >>> more than do u.s. embass
. thank you for joining us wherever you happen to be in this great land of ours. we're coming to you live from our nation's capital as always. we'll bring you the news of the day and give you on current tv, one last chance to join us at 1-866-55-press. on twitter at bpshow and on facebook at facebook.com/billpressshow. join the conversation. if you haven't already done so, now is the time! well, they finally got some sunshine up in martha's vineyard yesterday and the president took advantage of it. a long round of -- five-hour round of golf in. then out for cocktails last night. out for dinner with the first lady and friends and they stayed at the restaurant until 11:30 last night. shut it down. today, we don't know what's on the schedule. hasn't been to the beach yet at martha's vineyard. hopefully get beach time in there, a good swim in the ocean. back here in d.c., having voted 40 times to repeal obamacare, republicans are now running around the country in their town halls promising to shut down the government if they don't defund obamacare. nut jobs like ted cruz in the senate and tom
"! >> john: good evening, i'm john fuglesang. thank you for joining us on "viewpoint." the u.s. today ordered americans out of yemen sending the international terror alert to high. all nonessential government employees have been evacuated from the u.s. embassy and american citizens are urged to leave now! the british embassy closed up shop, as well. and the evacuation comes just a day after u.s. intelligence officials say they intercepted a new threat. this one from al-qaeda chief ayman al-zawahiri to his deputy ordering him do "do something." that something officials say is a major attack. one involving explosives or possibly a suicide assault. this, of course, follows weeks of what the intelligence community calls a rising tide of chatter, the likes of which they say we haven't seen since 9-11 2001. last week, the white house temporarily closed an unprecedented 19 american embassies and consulates across the middle east and in north africa and sent out a warning for travelers throughout the globe. it is all vaguely reminiscent of the color-coded alerts of the bush era. florida representativ
has written extensively on the nsa. he joins froes washington, d.c. thank you for join us on "the war room." >> thanks. >> michael: should we be conce concerned that james clapper is involved in this investigation? >> well certainly. of all people to pick you pick someone who has admit lying before congress. it's absurd to put someone in charge of this panel who has that record. i thought clapper should have been fired for his abuse to congress. the fact that he was given that question at least a day before the hearing, and he was give the chance to correct the misstatement the day after the hearing, yet he did neither. he could have easily have said if he didn't want to admit is we can only discuss this issue in closed session. but the reason he said what he said was i think he wanted to fool the american public. he wasn't fooling congress because they already new the answer in committee, but he wanted to fool the public in believing that the nsa was not spying when in fact they were. >> michael: i cannot believe the reluctance of the administration not to fire the guy but then in a
're going to be here for four more days. stay with us, we have a great week of shows. earlier today here in san francisco attorney general eric holder laid out plans to alleviate overcrowded prisons and address racism in the justice system. >> as we come together, we need to discuss although incarceration has a significant role to play in our justice system, it can be ineffective and unsustainable. it poses a significant uneconomic burden. it comes with human and moral costs that are impossible to calculate. >> michael: the attorney general. the defendants with drug charges but no ties to large scale drugs organizations will be able to hold draconian mandatory minimum sentences. eric holder comes after one month after 1,000 inmates in california initiated a hunger strike to protest conditions there. they said, quote, overcrowded prison versus been increasingly president bush. in 1978 the u.s. held over just 300,000 prisoners. in 2009 we reached a high of 716 million prisoners. that is an 800% increase. crime has not increased by prison incarceration has. the u.s. holds 25% of the world's
"coup" or the $1.5 billion in aid that the u.s. gives to the egyptians every year, most of which goes to the military. obama made clear he feels damned if you do, damned if you don't. he pointed out many egyptians blamed the u.s. for supporting morsi while he was in power. america, the president said, cannot control the outcome in egypt. >> we want a peaceful democratic prosperous egypt. that's our interest. to achieve that, the egyptians will have to do the work. >> michael: after the events of the past few days that work has become much, much harder. joining us one last time inside "the war room" is bill press, host of current tv's the full press show, and jason johnson, senior editor of 365.com. bill, back to you. it's always good to see you, bill, and i know that you had your last current show today. we might as well talk about it now. where can people live stream your show going forward? >> tomorrow morning bill press show.com we were a radio show before current tv, we will be a radio show after current tv. the show must go on and starting september third we will be on free speec
.c. good to see you this morning and good to have you with us and welcome to washington and the summer in washington where it's kind of a ghost town with the congress out of town and the president out of town. he spent the night in los angeles. he will be down at camp pendleton later this afternoon. we will bring you up to date on the news of the day and take your calls at 1-866-55-press. look forward to hearing from you on twitter at bpshow and on facebook at facebook.com/billpressshow. in the news today, of course, everybody still buzzing about the fact that "the washington post" was sold. could "the new york times" be next? that's what people are asking. and around washington, the most common reaction is well, jeff bezos bought it, at least it wasn't rupert murdoch or the koch brothers. good news on the child obesity front. give some credit to first lady michelle obama. pardon me. oh, my god, i don't think i've ever done that on television before but for the first time ever -- not ever but in a long time, the numbers on child obesity are coming down. michelle obama's efforts are pay
>> cenk: where can you always see us? you know it, the young turks.com. later tonight we'll have another show there for you guys. always check out tubes at youtube/tyt. my friend john fugelsang is next with "viewpoint." bye-bye. >> john: rush limbaugh doesn't want school kids brainwashed into accepting transgender kids but it's totally cool to brain wash kids to despise them. and congressman dana rohrbacher goes to town hall and assures his constituents that claim change is an evil plot by 97% of the world's scientists and nasa to convince people that pollution is bad. and it's more 90s retro than a mixed tape of bush, hole, and tool. and if you're a christian american who hates or discriminates against anybody you suck at being christian and american. it's the birthday of david crosby, and magic johnson who was diagnosed with h.i.v. looks great now. score one more point for science. and today is the birthday of social security, ever notice the same politicians who tell you that obama is coming for your guns exact ones coming for your social security? stick around. this is "viewp
are. >> john: great to have you. >> the butchest name in sports. >> thank you four joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> john: when i took the show over, i had a goal of three dream guests, you were top of the list. i'm happy before al jazeera takes the furniture away, we got to have you on. i want to get the controversy out of the way. you said you would put your own money in the film. >> i have. one was self-financed. reddick summer was self-financed. i'm putting money in this film, too. so it is not like i'm not putting money in my films within the last three decades. >> john: exactly. as far as kick start, we have a mutual friend, ryan denmark who did a facebook posting is that what people don't understand is spike lee has had to fight for funding for every movie he's ever made. >> i wouldn't say every one but it is -- you know, this is the new day of -- it is a new day. for example, steven soderbergh is one of the most successful directors in hollywood today. he said i'm done with hollywood as far as film school. i'm just going to deal with cable. and we look at it,
called washington, d.c. our nation's capital where everybody has fled the coop except us. president's out of town. vice president's out of town. the house and the senate are all out of town as are most lobbyists and staffers and anybody with any sense, obviously we don't have any. big news today on the law enforcement area in the law enforcement area on three different fronts. first of all, attorney general eric holder says correctly that too many people are in prison for too long for offenses which don't deserve any prison time and he calls for changing our sentencing laws so prison is only reserved for the most serious offenses. a new york judge has said that new york city's stop, question and frisk policy or practices of the new york city police is wrong. it amounts to racial profiling and she says that they've got to stop it. stop and question people based on reasonable suspicion. in boston, a jury has found whitey bulger, surprise, surprise, guilty of racketeering and 11 counts of murder. all of that and more coming up right here on current tv. if you believe in state's rights but st
love the sox, newt want chaw da? who knows. joining us now is political reporter and "war room" favorite chris moody, welcome back into "the war room." >> thanks for having me. >> michael: i didn't mean to get so partisan with the most toeing of the line of all of the reporters, but i had to have fun with the folks in boston. we have spent a lot of time chronicling republican insanity, and is this just going to continue? >> well this is an ongoing effort like you said. it's a check in on the status. back after the election in january of 2013, they released a report on how they can try to launch their comeback for 2014 and then the big time 2016. they are going into communities where republicans have not had a presence, they are spending millions of dollars trying to be at minority events in inner industries where they have not been before. and now they are going to discuss how is that going? it's a work in progress for them and i think they are well aware of how they are doing. >> michael: yeah, and it's important to realize that they think of it that way too. recently san dieg
to bypass congressional republican obstruction tactics and use extensive executive orders to enact his agenda. this guy acts like he was elected by the majority of americans or something. how arrogant! also, a-rod may be banned from baseball for life. and if we police the banks as thoroughly as we police the baseballs, there might be no financial crisis. >>> meanwhile, somewhere in america, a deranged woman you probably worked with is now writing her first love letter to ariel castro in prison despite the fact he slut shamed his victims during sentence. we'll uncover the slut shaming from rush limbaugh to castro on tonight's f bomb. today is the birthday of the late jerry garcia, also the birthday of my favorite rapper, public enemy leader chuck d and coolio is 50. how did that happen? i mention the musical artists today because mtv has a birthday they launched on this date in 1981 when the letters in their logo stood for music television. they dropped the words music television in 2010 proving once and for all that mtv now stands for nothing. this is "viewpoint." >> john: good evening
abilities is trying to look out for us." only on current tv! ♪ theme cenk: welcome to one of the last ""young turks"" shows r. on current. we've got this one and they be we've got next week monday through thursday. you can always find "the young turks" on... that's right, it's very obvious, theyoungturks.com or you tube/what would be the letters, t.y.t., right? i'm just saying. we've got a great show four guys here tonight. later in the program, drums at fox news! is hannity out? all right. before we start on the n.s.a., great panel, ana kasparian, legendary cohost of "the young turks." >> that's right, legendary. >> on theyoungturks.com. things that should not have been forgotten were forgotten about how good she is. you should appreciate that lord of the rings reference. >> i got it. >> john iadrola. while you're on the web, hello, meteorite.com, noah roth man. i got away from your nickname, the roth man prophecies, which i've got to get back to. [ laughter ] cenk: all right. let's get started on the n.s.a. president obama was on the tonight show, talked to jay leno and
america's underpants. i wonder what our prison cells will look like when the nsa has us all arrested for thought crime. that's spectacular. [ applause ] >> that's a huge conspiracy theory. that's like way off the reservation. >> stephanie: that and a few burns and we're ready to go. >> we need to pad captain america's underpants. >> stephanie: who got to teach spinning class yesterday? who was on the big girl bike? >> i didn't teach it but the instructor is injured and she asked me to ride for her yesterday. >> stephanie: i could not be prouder of our little girl. [ ♪ magic wand ] >> it is a lot of pressure to be up on that platform. >> did you tell her that was weakness leaving the body? >> my weakness leaving the body. >> stephanie: very proud of you. here she is, noted spinning instructor, jacki schechner. >> stop it. please. good morning, everybody. if you were early to bed and early to rise like we are, you may have missed the president's appearance on "the tonight show" last night. jay leno got pretty serious with president obama asking him questions about everything from hi
shows left. only three shows left on current. doesn't matter. you can find us every single day on "the youn theyoungturks.com. we're bringing in all the all-star for the final week, ana kasparian, and jayar jackson. lindsey marrone in the house. she is a former c.i.a. officer, with a book my life as a former c.i.a. spy. lindsey's in the building. she's in the building. all right. colonel morris davis joins us. he's a former gitmo chief prosecutor and a generally kick ass guy. we got a great panel four guys. let's get started on today's topics. well, president obama reassured us at the end of last week, don't worry, we're going to do some revisions here at the n.s.a., a little course correction, if you will. one thing we're going to do is an independent board of outsiders who will help us determine if we're doing the right thing with the n.s.a. and protect civil liberties and certainly protect against abuses. we find out today who will be actually picking that board, shepherding it and in the words of the administration, establishing the group. that will be the outsider known as james c
've got some great stuff for you. but in the meantime, we do have jacki schechner giving us all of the news from the current news center. take it away, jacki. >> happy monday. not a ton of stuff going on, especially in washington. everyone is on vacation. president obama is now in martha's vineyard though he'll be getting daily briefings from senior aides and he will spend some time, of course, preparing for what's likely to be a busy falling, dealing with among other things immigration reform and the federal budget. while our president is now playing golf and relaxing a bit. enjoying downtime, the norwegian prime minister has been taking on a second job. well, sort of. let me explain. he went undercover as a taxi driver in oslo during june because he wanted to hear what real people had to say. his exchanges with cab riders were caught on hidden camera. he wore a disguise and only gave away his real identity once the passengers recognized him. that's not really a great disguise if you think about it, just the sunglasses. a company helped him with the project and the video was po
rose is 83 years old. george soros uses his money to influence american politics. i learned that from a lot of fans of up are urt murdoch's -- of rupert murdoch's fox news. this is "viewpoint." >> john: i'm john fuglesang. this is "viewpoint." thank you so much for joining us tonight. election day 2006 is still 1186 days away but don't tell iowa. the state hosted namer players from both parties this past weekend. claire mccaskill whipped up a a crowd at madam president town hall. it had all of the markings of a hillary clinton campaign event except for the fact there was no candidate. that will have to wait until mrs. clinton decides whether or not to run. meantime in ames, iowa, the g.o.p.'s crop of candidates at the second annual family leadership summit. some 1500 religious conservatives cleared the likes of possible presidential candidates rick santorum and noted spiritual adviser donald trump. but it was texas senator ted cruz who raised the roof with the biggest applause line of the day. >> there was no more important regulatory reform that we can do than to repeal every single
, and you knew you were a good public speaker. >> i used to win speech contests all the time. they always picked me to be in front of the class, so it was a natural class. i have stage fright, and i have fear of public speaking to some extent because i'm alone up there. >> john: every good artist has stage fright. olivia had it foreyears. >> you go up there, and you're r naked and everybody else is dressed. the one thing i liked about the "the view" that i had my sisters with me and they could help me carry the ball. then that began to annoy me. i got my own show and then i jumped the sister-knit. i thought, i have my own show, i don't have to sit with other women and not get a word in. >> john: didn't you enjoy being part of the ensemble and then going over to your own show. >> for a while did i. then it got to be too much work. even the show on current and then having "the view," it was a lot. i have a lot of topics in my head all the time. >> rosy and elizabeth, the people who came on, it seemed like your guest bookings became more political, and it's the daytime program that the presi
everything", and he joins us this evening from san francisco where he is hosting "the war room." david welcome back to the "viewpoint." >> thanks for having me. >> john: it's a pleasure to have you. the argument we hear against higher minimum wage is it would force these companies to jack up prices. and it would be a devastating blow to the consumer. please tell us what that is wrong. >> because you have to look at who makes minimum wage and what we know when you hold profits equal, what a wage increase would mean for the corporations. let's look at mcdonald's. mcdonald's according to a hundred economists who wrote a letter to policy makers, mcdonald's would have to -- in order to recoup the most of a high minimum wage, mcdonald's only have to raise the prize of a big mac $0.05. if you raise minimum wage up to $15, the cost would go up one quarter. if every worker at wal-mart made $12 an hour, the average consumer would have to pay about $0.46 more total on their typical visit to wal-mart. now when you take those numbers and you ask yourself the question, okay, is it worth putting doll
. oh, tugs at your heartstrings. don't you worry about a thing. where can you always find us? you know it by now, the young turks.com. so we've got an exciting show for you guys. i'm going to get angry at different portions of the show. that's always fun, but we're going to start with a very serious topic, and it's egypt. in egypt we have an absolute mess, 149 people killed, and it's the military who has moved against the muslim brotherhood. protesters in the streets blocking key intersections. i don't agree with the muslim brotherhood, i would vote against them with great fervor. i would vote against them, not shoot them. >> the streets were left chaotic. there is a dusk-to-dawn curfew in place. earlier violence erupted when the military used force to clear out two areas. they used armor and tear gas. the crowd fought back with rocks. a reporter from al jazeera english was there. >> there was smoke likely where they try to confuse the helicopters that are circling above. >> morsi supporters have staged demonstrations since he was removed from power last month. today this man said "ove
questions now using the hashtag ask obama housing. the state department has issued a travel warning for anyone yemen. the state department also has removed all of its own nonessential people from the country. the u.s. intercepted a message between al qaeda chief and the head of al qaeda in the arbabian peninsula who is based in yemen. a suspected u.s. drone has killed four alleged members of al qaeda al qaeda yemen. and 19 different facilities in the middle east and north africa remain closed until at least saturday. we're back with more show after the break. ♪ cenk off air>>> alright in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks! i think the number 1 thing than viewers like about the young turks is that were honest. they know that i'm not bsing them for some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know i'm going to be the first one to call them out. cenk on air>> what's unacceptable is how washington continues to screw the middle class over. cenk off air>>> i don't want the middle class taking the brunt of the spending cuts
with put tin on your way to meeting with jay men know. the tea party is so used to eating their own, they could legally change their name to the doer party. marvin the martian and charlize theron born in south america, makes her the whitest south african ever. and it is this point, it's so painful, it's like watching rod stewart on stage. anthony, stop, stop, stop. this is viewpoint. >> good evening, i'm john if you fugelsang. i'll honored to have with us a man who was the host of his own show called the dick cavett show, which aired for 12 years. from icons to politicians, this show gave a platform for personalities to speak freely on a scale you never see today. take a look. >> suppose someone said to you you got to loosen up, i know you got to work, but let's go out and get drunk and sniff cocaine. that's what everybody's doing. >> i don't believe everybody's doing that. i won't do it. i've got plenty of energy without it. cold sober, i find myself absolutely fascinating. [ laughter ] >> yoko sat in that very chair. >> why don't you look at your question sheet and ask a question?
with more show after the break. stay with us. this show is about analyzing, criticizing, and holding policy to the fire. are you encouraged by what you heard the president say the other night? is this personal, or is it political? a lot of my work happens by doing the things that i'm given to doing anyway, by staying in touch with everything that is going on politically and putting my own nuance on it. in reality it's not like they actually care. this is purely about political grandstanding. i've worn lots of hats, but i've always kept this going. i've been doing politics now for a dozen years. (vo) he's been called the epic politics man. he's michael shure and his arena is the war room. >> these republicans in congress that think the world ends at the atlantic ocean border and pacific ocean border. the bloggers and the people that are sort of compiling the best of the day. i do a lot of looking at those people as well. not only does senator rubio just care about rich people, but somehow he thinks raising the minimum wage is a bad idea for the middle class. but we do care about them rig
current tv doesn't come in "smell-o-vision" >> oh come on! the sweatshirt is nice and all, but i could use a golden lasso. (vo)only on current tv. if you believe in state's rights but still support the drug war you must be high. >> "viewpoint" digs deep into the issues of the day. >> do you think there is any chance we'll ever hear the president even say the word "carbon tax"? >> with an opened mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned great leadership so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter) >> cutting throught the clutter of today's top stories. >> this is the savior of the republican party? i mean really? >> ... with a unique perspective. >> teddy rosevelt was a weak asmatic kid who never played sports until he was a grown up. >> (laughter) >> ... and lots of fancy buzz words. >> family values, speding, liberty, economic freedom, hard-working moms, crushing debt, cute little puppies. if wayne lapierre can make up stuff that sounds logical while making no sense... hey, so can i. onc
. >> as a great man once said, it's go time. >> it's literally time for us to go. in essence, it's go time for the whole show. i brought back all the all stars of "the young turks" here, literally young turks in terms of the guys who have been doing the show for a long, long time, ana kasparian, jayar jackson, and the epic man. it appears you're the last one there in the war room. >> actually, a lot of people having a good time, but once we punch out tonight, that's it. cenk: i want to reflect back on that some of the fascinating times we've had here, including the very first show and how we started on that first show. do you remember, this is how the first show began. ♪ theme [ cheering ] cenk: welcome to "the young turks." we've got an awesome show for you tonight. cenk: the smoke, that went out fairly early, good idea, bad idea? >> remember the clapping, like the clapping stood out to me, and how like on day two, we were like. >> i couldn't clap on day one. they were like come on, i'm like nah, i can't do it. when the clapping went on, michael and i talked all the time about the clapp
down. npr has a good piece out explaining the unemployment rate. 36% of u.s. i adults are neither working nor looking. and that explains because they are retiring, going to college, or choosing to be stay at home parents. usembassies are closing sundays due to a credible security threat. they have specific information of targets on a us embassy, but they don't know exactly which one. they could stay closed past sunday, but this is a preliminary step. >> edward snowden is out of the moscow airport and living somewhere in russia. this image shows him finally leaving for the first time since june 23rdrd. snowden's russian lawyer says he is in a safe place but is keeping details under raps. he has one year of temporary asyl asylum. white house spokesman jay carne says president obama is extremely disappointed with russia's decision to give snowden the temporary asylum. we're back after the break. compelling true stories. >> nine. (adam) this is what 27 tons of marijuana looks like. (vo) with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines. way inside. (christoff) we're
>> cenk: check us out tonight an hour from now on theyoungturks.com. a whole other show is awesome. youtube/tyt. >> john: congratulations to north carolina for taking on the completely nonexistent issue of voter fraud. because before we can tackle the real problems, we must tackle the made-up problems then we have don't have to tackle the real problems. the deficit is set to hit a five-year row. in 2010, chely wright made history as the first major country singer to come out as gay. today, she's married to her partner, a new mom of twins and she's joining us for the final week of "viewpoint." before current goes away, it is the master class summit coming right up with both bill press and cenk uygur. today is the birthday of the late alfred hitchcock, fidel castro and valerie plame wilson. the future will not belong to those who sit on the sidelines. the funeral will not belong to the cynics. the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. that's paul wellstone and tonight's f block explores what the word "liberal" really means and why liberals ought to be pro
of the muslim brotherhood and morsi supporters claim authorities used life ammunition against them but the government says it only used teargas in dispersing the crowds. u.s. embassy in cairo closed at 1:00 p.m. local time today as retaliatory attacks across the country sparked -- and morsi remains under house arrest. the government is allegedly moving ahead with plans to draft a new constitution. we'll keep an eye on that as it continues to develop. we're back after the break. (vo) this afternoon, current tv is the place for compelling true stories. >> jack, how old are you? >> nine. >> this is what 27 tons of marijuana looks like. (vo) with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines, way inside. (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. >> if you believe in state's rights but still support the drug war you must be high. >> "viewpoint" digs deep into the issues of the day. >> do you think that there is any chance we'll
honor to welcome to the final hour of current t.v. roseanne barr. thanks for joining us. >> thank you for having me. it's very much an honor to be here with you. you're a great comic and a great mind. you, you know, you'll be missed. i'm sure that you won't be missed for long before something else occurs for you, you're very talented. >> i'm going to audition to be your next middle on the road. [ laughter ] >> i got to say, i've loved you on stage, i've loved you on t.v., as someone who brought a ticket to say she devil, in the movies. i loved you in blue in the face, but i loved you more than r. on twitter. you make that site bearable and you're very active with your handle, the real roseanne. i would like to frame some of this deeply serious interview with a few tweets of years, tarting with april 1 of last year, you tweeted: this is something we covered lot on the show and failed to address the racist war on drugs is one of the big evident problems with the current democratic party. it's one of the reasons you ran for president. what's your biggest problem with the war on drugs? >>
condemns the use of violence against egypt. >> the path towards violence leads only to economic disaster, and suffering. >> in addition to the more than 500 kills, more than 3700 are reported injured. many killed were part of the protests in the city, and funerals will take place later today. 43 security troops also died in yesterday's clashes. the muslim brotherhood has called for more protests today, and all has been quiet until just a few moments ago. we'll keep an eye on developments throughout the morning. for now we'll take a break. we're back after this. ♪ mu ♪ criticizing, and holding policy to the fire. are you encouraged by what you heard the president say the other night? is this personal, or is it political? a lot of my work happens by doing the things that i'm given to doing anyway, by staying in touch with everything that is going on politically and putting my own nuance on it. in reality it's not like they actually care. this is purely about political grandstanding. i've worn lots of hats, but i've always kept this going. i've been doing politics now for a dozen year
) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. >> occupy! >> we will have class warfare. (vo) true stories, current perspective. documentaries. on current tv. ♪ >> you're about to witness the subtle works known as -- >> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ >> stephanie: it is the "stephanie miller show." welcome it to. thirty-four minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-1-2 the phone number toll free from anywhere. there is a reason why i want to date and kiss and marry him, because he thinks -- i think it, and then he -- well, he is a good writer. >> he completes you. >> stephanie: right. and i'm too lazy to have written this, but i could have. michael tomasky in t"the daily beas beast", joins us now. good morning, michael. >> good morning. i'm not sure how i feel on that doby brother's thing, but i'll roll it with. >> stephanie: thank you. michael, some great points. i think you and i are kind of on the same place, and jim ward and i frequently disagree o
details on what fisa asked them to do. the u.s. and pakistan have agreed to mend fences and try to reestablish full partnership. we are back with more show for you after the break. stay with us. ♪ cenk off air>>> alright in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks! i think the number% 1 thing than viewers like about the young turks is that were honest. they know that i'm not bsing them for some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know i'm going to be the first one to call them out. cenk on air>> what's unacceptable is how washington continues to screw the middle class over. cenk off air>>> i don't want the middle class taking the brunt of the spending cuts and all the different programs that wind up hurting the middle class. cenk on air>>> you got to go to the local level, the state level and we have to fight hard to make sure they can't buy our politics anymore. cenk off air>>> and they can question if i'm right about that. but i think the audience gets that, i actually mean it. cenk on air>>> 3 cuts! narrator>>>
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